TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 18)


For the Week of May 18

Deadlines or Registrations

YLND: Virtual Trivia Night
The Young Leaders of Notre Dame will use Zoom breakout rooms for teammates to collaborate. Even if you will be on the same screen as another person in your household, please register as individual team members. You will receive a calendar invite once your team has been confirmed, and a Zoom link, instructions and answer form will be sent in the week of the event. Team size is limited to five participants. Register by Friday, May 22.  
Thursday, May 28; 8:30 p.m.

Engagement Best Practices Webinar: Department of Defense Research Opportunities
Presented by Vice Adm. Mat Winter, U.S. Navy (Retired), and moderated by Jill Pentimonti, director of research advancement in Notre Dame’s Office of Federal and Washington Relations. Provides an overview of the Department of Defense’s Science and Technology research organizations, research area priorities, budgeting process and top-level annual summary of funding opportunity announcements.
Thursday, May 28; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Summer Seminars for Church Life Renewal: “Called & Co-Responsible”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout the summer aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church, especially in light of present challenges. Seminars in this series will follow the call to co-responsibility by examining how the laity and clergy might together commit to renewing the life of the Church. Register by Wednesday, May 27, at
One seminar will be hosted live each week between May 27 and July 28 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents “Let’s Zoom Lunch”
As we all practice physical distancing, it’s important to stay connected with our Notre Dame community. Join Thrive! for a virtual meeting of our “Let’s Do Lunch” program to connect and chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. All are welcome.
Tuesday, May 19; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning/Kaneb Center Workshops
(Open to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) ND Learning offers workshops to help faculty prepare for teaching in the summer. Topics include strategies for remote learning, creating asynchronous content and online assessment. Registration required.
Workshops available during the weeks of May 18 and 25

OIT Training Class
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, May 19; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

HR Workshop
Drive Your Career Lunch and Learn: “LinkedIn Basics: Purpose, Profile and Privacy”

(For current participants and graduates of Today’s Administrative Professional series.)
The LinkedIn platform can be a wonderful resource for professional and personal growth. Use LinkedIn to create and maintain an online profile that may be used to promote you. Enroll through The Zoom invite will be included in the confirmation email.
Thursday, May 21; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom  

Lectures and Presentations

Taste of Technology Virtual Sessions
Explore new ways to use a variety of IT tools and applications in your daily life in convenient online sessions. All skill levels welcome.
∙ Rootin’ Tootin’ Google Sheets Functions, May 19; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Dusty Trails: 5 Phone Apps to Take Along, May 20; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Prospecting for Files: Data Management Tools, May 21; 2 to 3 p.m.
Free to faculty, staff, students, spouses and affiliates. Anyone interested in attending must register. Connection instructions will be shared once registered.

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Doctors on the March: (Extra) Ordinary Practice, Violence and Protests”
Vania Smith Oka’s research examines medicine and culture in Mexico, including the role of gender for health outcomes in rural and indigenous communities. Her recent project looks at decisions that physicians make when caring for women and patients from marginalized groups. Pre-registration is requested.
Tuesday, May 19; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Artemis vs. Apollo: Getting the U.S.A. Back to the Moon to Stay”
Earlier this year, NASA released its Plan for Sustained Exploration and Development on the Moon. One of the biggest issues to its success in enabling sustained human exploration is being able to live off local resources. Professor Clive Neal presents the steps needed to get humans back on the Moon and how to develop a permanent presence there.
Tuesday, May 19; 7 to 8 p.m. online — details for accessing streaming are found at

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: New Features in Sakai
Now that Notre Dame has a new version of Sakai, take a moment to preview some of the new features such as the integrated Rubric, as well as improvements to Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes and Lessons.

Keep up to date on colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.